The two sides are still figuring out the details of the contract, but it's assumed it will include incentives based on games started. Johnson signed with the club last offseason, but did not pitch after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. The Padres declined an option on Johnson following the season, but expressed a desire to bring him back at a cheaper price.
The team has been linked to Ross a number of times this offseason, but that interest was expected to wane following the trade for Miguel Montero. Despite the fact that the organization already has Welington Castillo as a backup, the interest in Ross is still there. Ross is said to have a close relationship with pitcher Jon Lester, and that could play a role in his decision.
Ross hit .184 over 152 at-bats last year.
General manager Dayton Moore told reporters he expects Medlen to be a factor down the stretch. Medlen is coming off Tommy John surgery, and the team will give him time to recover. Medlen had the surgery last March. Typically, it takes about a year for pitchers to recover, but the Royals aren't banking on Medlen being healthy right away.
Prior to having the surgery, Medlen posted a 3.11 ERA over 197 innings in 2013.
The Orioles are looking for an outfielder after losing Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis in free agency. Ichiro is 156 hits shy of 3,000 career hits and looking to extend his MLB career.
However, Long wasn't with Los Angeles for long, as they traded him and pitcher
Lannan made five appearances in 2014 with the Mets, going 1-0 with a 15.75 ERA. He was also a member of the Nationals from 2007-2012, where in 2009 he threw 206 1/3 innings, going 9-13.
Miller made eight appearances for the Tigers in 2014, posting a 5.11 ERA with five strikeouts while Perez appeared in just one game last year with the Cardinals.
The 29-year-old veteran is hoping to get a multi-year extension with the club, but is still keeping his options open, his agent said.
"Everything has been very positive," said Joel Wolfe of Wasserman Media Group, who met with the Orioles during the Winter Meetings in San Diego. "They value Delmon and realize what he brings to the table, and hopefully it's just a matter of getting it right."
Young hit .302 in 83 games, with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 30 RBI.
Free agent reliever
"We last spoke during the (Winter Meetings) and the door is still open to discussions," said Xavier D. James, who co-represents Grilli with retired outfielder Gary Sheffield. "We will be patient."
The 12-year vet Grilli spent the 2014 season with the Pirates and Angels, going 1-5 with a 4.00 ERA and 12 saves in 62 appearances. He was an All-Star closer for the Pirates in 2013.